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Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 2:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

About two years ago, I did a puzzle involving King Henry VII of England (1485-1509)and later, one about the current royal family. There's still a lot of material out there, so here's one more.

There is something very unusual about this king's tomb. What is it?

Yes, there is a lateral angle to this - it's not just a guessing game.
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 3:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

On second thought, I think I would like to recast this as a Versponse. Can I do that? Can a mod put (Versponse) in the title for me?

2nd try:
Since I'm doing this just to amuse y'all,
There's two things about his tomb that's unusual.
You may question in any form that you choose.
And I'll answer in verse, so's not to confuse.
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Was this king King of England?
Was the unusualness something he planned?
Is he actually buried there?
Does he with someone or something else share?
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Was it in Europe, this king did reside?
Was it in the Middle Ages, he died?
The Renaissance? Some later date?
Oh wait, I don't have to question in verse? Too late!
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Was this king King of England?
Was the unusualness something he planned?
Is he actually buried there?
Does he with someone or something else share?

Was it in Europe, this king did reside?
Was it in the Middle Ages, he died?
The Renaissance? Some later date?
Oh wait, I don't have to question in verse? Too late!

Yes, this man over England held sway,
And didn't plan to end up this way.
He is not buried here, but elsewhere,
So not relevant if he has to share.
The Renaissance is considered his time,
Much reknowned in story and rhyme.
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he buried standing up? Or some unusual angle?
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Is he buried standing up? Or some unusual angle?
He is buried, so far as I can say,
In a normal position and the usual way.
But I haven't referred
To where he's interred.
Nor to where he lies, himself, today.
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Was this king actually buried in his tomb? Buried in a church? In a graveyard? At land? At sea?

Could I visit his tomb?
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Was this king actually buried in his tomb? Buried in a church? In a graveyard?? At land? At sea?

Could I visit his tomb?

Yes, he was buried in a church.
You can find it if you search.
But - the idea may nonplus -
Not in his own sarcophagus.
You may visit his grave, if you have a mind,
And also his tomb, if you're so inclined.
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Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Since this puzzle I would revive
I'll tell you: when he was alive
This fellow was rather famous.
In fact, he was notorious
Beyond the range of common or
Usual for kings or commoners.
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Was he a Henry? A Charles? A James? An Edward?
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Was he a Henry? A Charles? A James? An Edward?
I must ask, is this cheating?
But your challenge I'm meeting.
Not a Charlie, an Eddie or a Jim,
But a Henry, that was him.


I was hoping someone would refer to the discovery of the skeleton of Richard III, so I could quote the old music hall song:
They're moving Favver's grave to build a sewer.
They're doing it regardless of expense.
They're shifting his remains to put in 9" drains
To irrigate some posh bloke's res-I-dense.

but you didn't, so I can't.
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Posted on Friday, February 07, 2014 - 4:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Count your Henries down - one, two, three
And so forth, and you will see
The one that that will fit the puzzle frame.
Come on and give him a name.
{Well, Henry, to be sure.
Do you want any more?)
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Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 - 3:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi there Solo I'll take a chance
as I know Henry II is buried in France.
Is there more we need to find out
about Henry who was two more than nowt?

I was attracted to this by the lyrics above
It's an hilarious old ditty that I really love
In fact at parties with lots of cheers
I've been known to sing it after a few beers.
It high on my list of song choice
I even do it in a cockney voice.


Now won't there be some bleedin' consternation,
And won't those city toffs begin -to rave!
But it's no more than they deserve, 'cause they had the bleedin' nerve
To muck about a British workman's grave.
Solo1 (Solo1)
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Hi there Solo I'll take a chance
as I know Henry II is buried in France.
Is there more we need to find out
about Henry who was two more than nowt?

I was attracted to this by the lyrics above
It's an hilarious old ditty that I really love
In fact at parties with lots of cheers
I've been known to sing it after a few beers.
It high on my list of song choice
I even do it in a cockney voice.

Now won't there be some bleedin' consternation,
And won't those city toffs begin -to rave!
But it's no more than they deserve, 'cause they had the bleedin' nerve
To muck about a British workman's grave.

Peter, afraid the answer is no.
Far enough you did not go.
When you have found his identity,
Then the quest is for - why?


All I can say is oi! and hear! hear!
I can hear you in my mind's ear!
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No action for a month, so I am going to $poyle this, and in prose, at that.
***********SPOILER*************
Henry VIII 'liberated' a block of marble that Cardinal Wolsey meant for his own memorial, to use for himself. However, it was necessary to tuck Henry away underground pretty quickly, as his wooden coffin burst. So he was not entombed, but buried, just like most people.

For various reasons, none of his children was interested in providing him with an imposing tomb. Edward was too Protestant, Mary too Catholic, and Elizabeth too indifferent. So the hunk of marble just sat around for a few hundred years, until it was used for the tomb of Admiral Nelson.

BTW, H8, like his father, suffers from overcrowding. Buried in the same grave are Charles I (or most of him) and one of Queen Anne's many babies. I don't suppose they take up too much room, though.

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